The beautiful rolling hills in Austin are wonderful for landscape views, but a good portion of these homes are built on clay soil. When weather decides to strike, you could have major problems that result in serious breaks and cracks in your slab foundation.
Some signs you have foundation problems include:
- Cracks in plaster walls and/or drywall
- Popped tiles
- Separated base boards
- Separated wood floors
- Sloping in your floors or counters
- Sticking doors and windows
The foundation experts at Done Right Foundation Repair can help you fix these issues by repairing your slab foundation. Whether it’s old and busted or just a poor construction job, we can help level it out.
What is slab foundation?
Slab-on-grade (slab) foundation is a thick layer of concrete underneath your home that is reinforced with metal rods for maximum strength. The edge of a slab foundation is much thicker than the inside to create reinforced footing.
Slab foundation is difficult to crack but, when it does, it needs to be repaired quickly.
How does Done Right Foundation Repair fix slab foundation?
Each slab foundation repair job depends on the type of soil that your home rests on. In Texas, your home more than likely rests on 6 to 8 different types of clay soils.
More than likely, we will fix your slab by using one of the following techniques:
- Drive in concrete-pressed piers
- Deep drive in steel piers
- Use pre-fabricated locks and pads to help straighten your home
After deciding on the technique, we will excavate underneath the exterior beam of your foundation. We will dig up to 18′ underneath to help level out the slab and repair any issues.
We will give you a foundation repair estimate based on your soil. We approach each repair according to the soil, which means we use different techniques for each job. Done Right Foundation Repair gives you a custom solution for your slab repair problems.